For years, the national organ-allocation policy unintentionally discriminated against minorities. As available scientific research progressed, United Network for Organ Sharing revisited the way in which organs are matched with recipients.
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The Jefferson Transplant Institute earned a laudable five out of five star ranking from the Scientific Register of Transplant Recipients (SRTR). The SRTR evaluates the patient survival and organ functionality one year after their transplantation, and then assigns a score of one (the worst) to five (the best). This is the story of one Transplant Institute kidney transplantation patient.
For decades, patients on dialysis have been counseled by their physician to wait until after a transplant to start or expand their families. However, a recent case study by Jefferson researchers raises questions about the “one size fits all” approach to pregnancy and dialysis.